Putin answered the question on participation in elections of 2018
The head of state stressed that he will do everything possible to ensure a campaign in accordance with the Constitution, and noticed that while early to speak about its participation in the elections.
PARIS, may 30 — RIA Novosti, Victoria Ivanova. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he would do everything possible to ensure the holding of election campaign 2018, in strict accordance with the Russian Constitution, at the same time noted that while early to speak about his participation in the presidential elections.
“You know, we have all the latest election campaign is held in strict accordance with the Russian Constitution, in strict accordance. And I will do everything to ensure the conduct of election campaigns in 2018 the same way — I repeat, in strict accordance with the law and the Constitution,” Putin said in an interview with the newspaper Figaro.
He added that “all the people who have this right, all the people who will be relevant, the procedures under that law, of course, can and will participate, if they want, in elections at all levels: in the legislative Assembly and in Parliament, and presidential elections”.
Putin did not answer the question about whether to nominate his candidacy for the presidency.
As for the candidates, it’s too early to say.Mr Putinprime of the Russian Federation
Previously, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the election campaign is not conducted. “No election campaign is conducted in the usual work. You see the President’s schedule, and, accordingly, no such thought, no such plans”, — he said.
The Russian presidential election will be held in 2018. About his plans to run for already stated the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky. In February 2016, the party “Yabloko” decided to nominate its candidate Grigory Yavlinsky as its presidential candidate. Of its intention to participate in the race, said Alexei Navalny, sentenced probation in the case about the theft of “Kirovles”, but, according to many legal experts, the verdict, most likely, will not allow him to run. In “Fair Russia” declared that their candidate nominated at the party Congress in the autumn.